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Photo: smilla4, Creative COmmons, some rights reserved

Verizon may hang up on some land line service

The State Public Service Commission is extending a public comment period on whether it's a good idea for Verizon to stop providing land line service to some customers and supply a wireless telephone connection instead.  Go to full article
Verizon workers on strike in Saranac Lake. Photo: Adirondack Daily Enterprise.
Verizon workers on strike in Saranac Lake. Photo: Adirondack Daily Enterprise.

Verizon damage disrupts emergency calls; workers on strike

The Associated Press reports state police are investigating damage to Verizon equipment that disrupted 911 emergency calls in parts of Herkimer and Onieda counties yesterday. An Oneida County dispatcher says service is up and running this morning.

Damage to a Verizon optic circuit box also knocked out landline and cell service to northern Oneida County. Lewis County Sheriff Mike Talbot told the AP some calls to his office were disrupted, but the 911 system was OK.

Verizon Communications workers were still on the picket lines across the North Country Tuesday. Local members of Communications Workers of America Local 1118 in Saranac Lake, Potsdam, Malone, Ogdesnsburg and Plattsburgh joined 45,000 other Verizon workers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic who've been on strike since contract talks stalled on Sunday.

Chris Knight talked with a small group of Verizon field technicians who were picketing outside the company's Church Street office in Saranac Lake.  Go to full article

ORDA loses major sponsor

The Olympic Regional Development Authority has lost one of its most lucrative corporate sponsors. Verizon has decided not to renew its contract with ORDA, ending a four-year relationship. As Chris Knight reports, ORDA officials say the loss in revenue won't affect operations.  Go to full article

Worries About a Verizon Sale

State lawmakers and union leaders are concerned over the possible sale of Verizon's telephone landlines to speculative investors. They say phone service could severely deteriorate and many jobs could be lost. Karen DeWitt reports  Go to full article

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